Meet #ScienceWoman Martha Naley
Celebrate Women’s History Month with us! This year, we’re looking forward by honoring women across the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and female conservationists who are making history in our agency and in conservation. With each #ScienceWoman, we’ll share a photo and a couple questions and answers about her work. Stay tuned for posts throughout the month!
Meet Martha Naley, a Fish and Wildlife Biologist at the Fisheries Office in Sunderland, Massachusetts. She describes her mother as her personal conservation hero because of how she appreciated nature. She studied biology at Virginia Tech.
Q. What’s your favorite thing about working for FWS? A. Finishing on-the-ground habitat restoration projects and seeing the fish and wildlife come back.
Q. What’s your favorite species and why? A. Right now, Eastern brook trout because they are the canary in the coal mine as far as ecological health of a stream. If we can get the project to support brook trout, we’ve got a good shot at supporting everybody else who depends on the stream system.